Thursday, July 27, 2017

Potterfest Wands




I am sooo excited to be part of Kent Potterfest this year!  And it's finally here--Saturday, July 29, noon - 9 p.m. in downtown Kent, Ohio.  I have been creating so many wands over the past few months.  Below is just a small sampling of wands, but I had to show them off!

If you can't wait, and you need one to take to the festival or you're worried I might sell out before you arrive.  {Last year I sold out in 2 hours!} then stop by my studio on Friday evening for Barberton 4th Friday.  My studio is in Summit Artspace on Tusc (formerly Art Center on Tusc), and I'm studio #102.  I will be there from 5-9 p.m.  If you want a specific wand you see, please email me, so that I'll be sure to have it waiting for you!

Here is a little sneak peak:


New this year--wands in house colors!  $10 each


Buy a set of all 4 house wands for a great price--$36

And then we come to the Super Powered Wands--already titled and ready to inspire magic making everyday life:


Creativity Wand--powered to inspire creativity in oneself and others $15

Royal and Regal Wand--powered to lead with confidence $15

Deep Waters Wand--pwered to move with strength through darkness toward light $15

Rainbow Wand--powered to unite around the promise of a better future $15

Phoenix Feather Wand--powered to rise from the ashes and find new life $15


Peace Wand--powered for serenity, calm, and focus $15


Dragonfly Wand--powers of enchantment and inspiring wisdom $15


Midnight Wand--powered to thrive through the darkest places in life $15

Black Rose Wand--powered to release and let go $15

Resistance Wand--powered to stand up and fight injustice $15

Hope Wand--powered for optimism and expectation of positive future outcomes $15
And of course there are loads of wands in browns and blacks with metallic accents that are just waiting for you and all other wizards and witches to start making your own magic for $10 each.

Wands are just for Potterfest!  They make great wands for special events or just because--stocking stuffers, you're going to survive this, college send offs and more!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Wonderful Watercolor Painting in Arts and Crafts Cabin



This Monday, July 10, is a very fun evening in the Arts and Crafts Cabin.  We will be trying out many different techniques for watercolor painting.  We will create a small book with all of our samples of different ways to use water, create texture, and mix colors.  If time permits we will try a still life or landscape.

If you know a child who wants to feel like a "real" artist, this is the week to join us!

Click HERE to register and pay.  Use the pull down menu for Wonderful Watercolor.  

Class is held from 6-7 p.m. at Summit Artspace on Tusc, 571 W. Tuscarawas Ave., Barberton

Email me if you have any questions.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Early Morning Creating

I pushed myself to get out of bed, make coffee, throw on my painting apron, and get busy this morning.  Why is this so hard?  Why don't I do this more?

All I know is I'm so glad I did!  Here's what I have to show for the time:


2 paintings (6x6 inches) that I plan to offer at Lakeside Plein Air next weekend.  If either or both are calling you, email me.  $45 each



36 wands got a second coat of paint.  These still need metallic paint and a clear coat finish.  They will be offered at Kent Potterfest on July 29.  If you need one before the festival, email me.  $10 each

What do you like to create?  Are you a morning person?


Sunday, June 25, 2017

Stepping Stones At Arts and Crafts Cabin



This Monday, June 26, 6 - 7 p.m. in the Arts and Crafts Cabin we will be making stepping stones!




We will use broken dishes, glass gems, rocks, shells, and other found objects to layout a design and create the work of art.  Then we will add concrete mix, and in a couple days we will have our own stepping stone to place in a garden or flower bed.  I always love the great reveal after they have set up in the molds!

This project is best suited for kids entering grades 2 - 6.  $15 includes all the materials, instruction, and a bit of extra art fun, too!  Invite friends to join you for this project!



Friday, June 23, 2017

Miniature Gardens With A Story

I'm excited to offer a few miniature gardens at my studio this evening, June 23, 5 - 8 p.m.  It's 4th Friday, and I have wanted to create this little landscapes for a while.  Each garden is very low maintenance, and it fits well on a desk or windowsill.  Buy one and continue the story I started!
$12 - $15




An Enchanted Realm:  Walking down a garden path one spies a little light flickering.  The brightness draws one in.  There is miniature lantern in the midst of the garden surrounded by small rocks, shells, and sparkling glass bits.  Who is the resident?  and why did they leave a miniature bottle of pixie dust for me?  Enjoy continuing the adventure! $15



She Sells Seashells at the Fairy Cottage:  Unique shells, a fairy cottage, and pixie dust combine with a miniature plant to inspire imagination and fantastical thoughts.  What story might it inspire in you?  $15



A simple and whimsical detail


A Garden of Hope:  Up from the smooth stones, glass bits and moss arises a living plant.  This is hope manifest!  If you want to incorporate or share hope, this miniature garden awaits you.  $12



Baa Baa Black Sheep:  In this garden small soft plants act as shade trees for the sheep figures standing among the rocks and moss.  This pastoral setting invites one to imagine summer days in the countryside with sunny days and firefly and moonlit nights.  A small bottle of pixie dust and moonbeams is attached.  $15



Prehistoric Forest:  Imagine time traveling back to the age of dinosaurs.  This green stegosaurus is dwarfed by trees of the forest as he wanders boulder strewn fields.  Peak into the past and imagine how the world was long ago.  $12

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Student Art

There are amazing kids who study art with me!  I'm so fortunate to be able to offer classes and private lessons and art parties.  Most classes are geared toward grades 2 - 6, but I work with younger and older students--even adults!  I rarely take pictures of the kids, but I take loads of photos of their art.  Here are some of what my students have been making!











Friday, June 16, 2017

Art and Crafts Cabin: Mini Garden


All kids are invited to Arts and Crafts Cabin to design and create a mini garden this Monday, June 19, 6-7 p.m.  These gardens can inspire imaginations to design a fairy garden, dinosaur forest, or other enchanted realm.  $15 covers all costs and instruction.  Payment can be made online HERE  or you can pay when you arrive.  (Please email me so that I bring enough miniature plants, containers and other supplies.)





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